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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Supervisors to meet with fire officials, Kay Builders, to discuss water pump issue

Upper Milford Township Supervisors will hold a meeting with the two local fire departments, the borough of Emmaus and representatives of Kay Builders to discuss a problem with the water pump in a temporary construction building owned by Kay.

A representative of the Vera Cruz Fire Department told supervisors at the Aug. 15 meeting that when the fire department was doing a practice drill at the building, near the Fields at Jasper Ridge development, the pump didn’t stay running.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Borough Visioning Committee updates council

Michael Gibson gave an update on the Borough Visioning Committee at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting Aug. 19.

Back in February, it was announced the planning commission had established a committee to develop a 10-year vision for the borough. Gibson, chairman of the committee, explained the initial plan was to identify 10 perspective goals and strategies to help better the borough. The committee is made up of long- and short-term residents and both for-profit and nonprofit businesses who have been in the borough for a variety of different years.

Rotary Club of Allentown joins forces with Habitat for Humanity

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by ROSARIA M. STOOPS in Local News

Rotary Club of Allentown Habitat volunteers recently worked on a restoration project in downtown Allentown.

They worked alongside the home’s future owner and two other future home buyers.

The heat index was high, but spirits were higher – and fortunately the air conditioning was installed and made operational two days before the painting started.

The Rotarians and friends put a second coat of paint on every room inside the house and a third coat on most of the rooms and painted all the molding, exceeding the expectations of the project site manager.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Emmaus grad completes basic training


U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman Daniel A. Mugambi recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is a 2019 graduate of Emmaus High School.

Jim Martin honored for battling human trafficking

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Aspire has honored Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin for his work in the fight against human trafficking.

Martin received the Victory through Service Award at the group’s first anniversary celebration, Art for Autonomy July 25 in Bethlehem.

The award is sponsored by Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania, an organization which works toward elevating victims’ rights through the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Martin was one of three recipients. He received his award in the public servant category.